Clean and sober doesn't mean no fun. Often when we think of first date ideas we think of meeting for a quick drink. If you or your date are clean and sober, there are plenty of things you can do to enjoy yourselves on the first, second or twentieth date. Here are some great ideas for lesbian clean and sober dates
1. Lunch Date
Meeting for lunch is a great lesbian first date idea and because it takes place in the middle of the day, the pressure to order a drink or cocktail is off. Lunch is a great first date meeting because with you can keep the date short and sweet. Look at it as a first meeting and if you like each other, schedule a longer second date.
3. Bicycle Ride
5. Visit an Art Museum or Gallery
Looking at art can make you happier, smarter and inspire you. Pick a museum that is big enough to spend at least an hour wandering the exhibits and looking at art. Share with each other your likes and dislikes. If things are going well, stop for some coffee and conversation at the museum coffee shop.
6. Folk Music Show or Open Mic Night
Looking for a place to take your date in the evening that doesn't involve alcohol? Check out your local coffee house scene to see if they have an open mic night or a local singer/songwriter. If you're brave, you might even decide to read a piece of poetry yourself.
7. Go to a Meeting
Going to an AA or other 12-step meeting is a fine way to start out or end a date. If one of you is in the program and the other is not, look for an open meeting. Closed meetings are only for people who are in recovery themselves, but open meetings are a good way for you to learn more about recovery, addiction and the 12-step process. Going to a meeting with a girlfriend who is in recovery may spark conversation about her experience and provide a good way for you to get to know one another.
8. Take a Walk in Nature
Walking in nature is good for your physical and mental health. Share the experience with the person you are dating and the results will be doubled. Bring your dogs along if you have them.
The food cart craze that took off in Portland, OR is spreading to the rest of the country. The fun thing about food carts is that they usually are cheaper than eating at a restaurant and the quality of food is often just as good. You'll be supporting a small local business and food carts are often in areas of town where you can walk to interesting shops and businesses.
10. Sporting Event
Lesbians love sports, right? So attending a live sporting event is a great date idea that doesn't revolve around drugs and alcohol. Whether your sport is women's basketball, hockey, baseball, softball, tennis or NASCAR, attending a sporting event together is a great date idea.